WEST COAST – People wanting to take a stroll at the Sandy beach at Big Bay near Bloubergstrand will have to put their plans on hold for a while following the collapse of a dune at the beach.
Tygerburger reports that the collapse, in which an employee of the City of Cape was injured, occurred on Thursday 8 June and led the Authorities to close off the beach to members of the public until further notice. The City employee, who was busy with assessment of the beach area following last week’s storm, was standing on the dune when it collapsed. He was taking to hospital.
The official was discharged the same evening and is currently recuperating at home. He sustained minor injuries and hurt his back.
“We are so thankful that this was not as serious as we initially thought. However, this prompted us to close the area to the public,” says Nora Grose, Councilor for ward 23.
In a statement issued by City of Cape Town, beach-goers are advised to refrain from visiting the area.
“The City of Cape Town has closed off public access to Big Bay beach until the stability of the dune has been established,” the statement reads.
PHOTO: Beach-goers advised to refrain from visiting beaches around Blouberg and Big Bay after Dune collapse. Image supplied.